The 5 Greatest Obstacles To Reaching Your Dreams
You know that you aren’t satisfied with your chaotic, jam-packed life. You wake up in the morning drained and dreading the day. You are impatient with your friends and co-workers because you have too much on your mind.
You yell at your kids when bedtime gets delayed because you know that you have many things to do that you don’t want to do. You are not happy, and you want to change that.
Greatest Obstacles To Reaching Your Dreams
In this article I will tell you the 5 greatest obstacles that will keep you from reaching your dreams. You will be surprised how simple it is to overcome these obstacles!
#1 – Not knowing what your dream is.
We all know we want to be “happy,” but most of us cannot define that. So make a list. Be specific. Knowing what your goals are makes it much easier to get there.
#2 – Listening to what our brains are telling us.
Our brains can be our biggest enemy. Our brains will tell us that we can’t change, that we can’t achieve anything worthwhile, that all is hopeless. These are all lies, but we are hardwired to believe them. Learning not to listen to what our brain tells us is very important. When I started thinking about being a life coach, my brain tried to talk me out of it daily. I learned to tell it to just shut up.
#3 – Listening to what other people are telling us.
Whether we ask for it or not, we are constantly inundated with other peoples opinions. What we shouldn’t do is believe everything that we are told. People bring their own experiences to a conversation…someone might have tried and failed at what you are trying to do so they will tell you that it’s hopeless. People aren’t stop telling you what to do but you can take it all with a grain of salt and do what YOU think you should do (taking into account #2 above).
#4 – Lack of accountability.
Ok, think New Years Resolutions. You make them on January 1st and intend to follow through on them. By January 31st, or 15th, those intentions are gone. This is because you have no one to hold you accountable. No one to make sure that you follow through. Your friends can try but they have their resolutions to let go of. You need accountability to follow through effectively.
#5 – Life.
Yes, the chaotic, jam-packed and exhausting life that moms, and every woman, leads everyday. That life is what interfered with us reaching our dreams in the first place and what allows us to keep putting them off “until things quiet down.” I am here to tell you that things will never quiet down. You need to make time to reach your dreams or you will never do so.
So there you go. The 5 Greatest Challenges to Reaching Your Dreams. They are pretty simple. Not one of these challenges is beyond your abilities to overcome. All it takes is some knowledge, intention and guidance.
Overcoming these challenges in order to reach your dreams can be tough for many people, and it’s often much less challenging with some guidance. If you’d like help figuring out your dreams and paving a way to reach them, get in touch for your first free session with me.
I am a NYC based Certified Life Coach and mental health advocate. My writing has been published on The Huffington Post, Prevention, Psych Central, Pop Sugar, MSN and The Good Man Project, among others. I work with all kinds of people to help them go from depressed and overwhelmed to confident and happy in their relationships and in their world.
I find, with new coaches in business (or newbie), that due to the overwhelm, ideas, and newness, staying accountable to a plan is tough. Great point there.
Love the tips and the organization of this article. Very easy to read and follow.